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PA House shoots down tax reform legislation

10.02.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday defeated an amendment that called for the phased elimination of school property taxes with higher state income and sales taxes. It was defeated 138 to 59.  The amendment, sponsored by Rep. ...

Nuts And Bolts of the New Healthcare Exchanges in NY, PA

10.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Where do you go to enroll in the Affordable Care Act's new health exchanges, now open? If you do not have health insurance, you could face a penalty as of January 1st. If you already have health coverage, there's no need to apply. Note: If any of ...

Gov't shutdown may keep KKK out of Gettysburg

10.01.13 | Bob Price

We have found perhaps the only good thing that could come from a government shutdown dragging through the week: It would ruin the KKK's weekend plans. A Maryland-based Ku Klux Klan group has a permit to stage a rally at Gettysburg National Military ...

Western Pa bus driver fired for locking kid on bus

10.01.13 | Bob Price

A McKeesport area school bus driver has been terminated after unintentionally leaving a 5-year-old girl locked inside a bus for more than five hours on Thursday, according to officials.  Lucy Kelly put her daughter on a bus at 8:50 a.m. headed ...

The struggle to rightsize the PA General Assembly

09.30.13 | Bob Price

While Pennsylvania continues to have the largest “full-time” state legislature in the nation with 253 members, Ohio somehow manages with 132. West Virginia gets by with 134. Among larger states, California has only 120 members and Texas ...

PA student profiles postponed

09.30.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Education Department will postpone for a few days ...the release of its online school evaluation system.  The School Performance Profiles were scheduled to go public today.  Schools are graded on a 100-point scale on ...

Hockey in Happy Valley ?

09.27.13 | Bob Price

There's talk of Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania hosting hockey games.  Penn State officials are in talks with the NHL to bring outdoor contests to the famed college football arena. The idea is to attract interstate rivalry games ...

Hockey in Happy Valley ?

09.27.13 | Bob Price

There's talk of Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania hosting hockey games.  Penn State officials are in talks with the NHL to bring outdoor contests to the famed college football arena. The idea is to attract interstate rivalry games ...

Suicide prevention training for PA teachers

09.27.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a measure to mandate suicide-prevention training for some public school teachers.  The bill calls for all 6th through 12th-grade teachers in the state to receive four hours of Department of ...

Senator Toomey talks of a government shutdown

09.26.13 | Bob Price

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey has pledged to vote against a Senate procedure that would lead to continued funding of the federal government if Obamacare remains fully funded or other measures delaying its implementation are not allowed to be offered up.The ...

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